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The green light has been given for the council to build a new leisure centre to replace Britannia - a 40 year old facility. The proposal will replace the existing facilities to a higher quality and more modern standard, increasing the number of facilities such as the number of swimming lanes.

The sale of new private homes, will be required to deliver the leisure centre, new school and genuinely affordable homes on a ‘local first’ policy. By taking these steps sales on the international market will be restricted. The existing facility will remain open to the public and will only close when the new Britannia is up and running, causing no disruption to centre users.

The new Britannia will be open to all members of the community and priority will not be given to new residents in the adjacent development. A new school, which will provide 1,100 places, will give priority to pupils who live closest to the site and local ‘feeder’ primary schools. The new school will not rely on new leisure centre for sports classes.

You can read more about this exciting new facility in Hoxton West Labour's Spring Newsletter - check it out here

Leisure for everyone - a new Britannia

The green light has been given for the council to build a new leisure centre to replace Britannia - a 40 year old facility. The proposal will replace the existing...

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On Day 5 of Meet your Labour Team, say hello to the team from De Beauvoir - Cllr James Peters and Polly Billington! (And a familiar face sneaking into this photo!)

Cllr James Peters

James is a solicitor and a governor of a Hackney school for pupils with severe learning difficulties. 

He has been a councillor since 2014 and his priorities are to support the Council in providing high quality services to the people of Hackney, to work to safeguard vulnerable citizens in the face of Central Government cuts, and to be of assistance to De Beauvoir residents when interacting with the Council and other public bodies.

Polly Billington

Polly lives in Hackney, is a former journalist and an experienced campaigner on environmental issues. From air quality to green spaces, better housing standards and clean energy, Polly is standing to ensure that De Beauvoir is a healthy, safe and affordable place to live for everyone now and in the future. 

James and Polly are standing for election in the Local Election on 3rd May 2018!

 

Contact the team on:

Email: debeauvoir@hackney-labour.org.uk

Twitter: @LoveDeBeauvoir

Website: debeauvoircouncillors.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

If you want to go campaigning to help get James and Polly elected, check out our events page here and look out for Campaigning in De Beauvoir!

 

Not sure which ward you are in? Not to worry! Head over to our map to find your local Labour Team here.

Meet your Labour Team - De Beauvoir!

On Day 5 of Meet your Labour Team, say hello to the team from De Beauvoir - Cllr James Peters and Polly Billington! (And a familiar face sneaking into this...

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Here in Hackney, where cultural diversity is integral to our way of life, around 15% of our citizens – that’s 41,500 residents - are from other EU countries. Hackney had the third highest Remain vote in the UK (after Gibraltar and Lambeth), with 78.5% of people voting to stay in the EU.


This borough has been described as the ultimate global village; its part of what makes us who we are. We value our European citizens because of the cultural richness that they bring to Hackney. They are our friends, neighbours, and colleagues.


Our EU citizens are vital to life in Hackney. That's why Mayor Philip Glanville has started the #HackneyLovesYou campaign. Please write to me at mayor@hackney.gov.uk, or tweet us using the hashtag #hackneylovesyou, and we’ll send you a badge.

If you are an EU citizen, remember you can vote in the Local Elections on 3rd May 2018. Register to vote here:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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Here in Hackney, where cultural diversity is integral to our way of life, around 15% of our citizens – that’s 41,500 residents - are from other EU countries. Hackney had...

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